Magazines scattered on the floor or coffee table can quickly make for a cluttered room. Magazine racks are a great storage solution, allowing you to neatly arrange the magazines you just haven’t gotten around to or those special issues you want to look at again later. They’re also a great place for other household paperwork, like bills, mail and homework.
Types of Magazine Racks
Magazine holders can come in two styles. Choose from freestanding magazine stands that sit on your floor or wall mounted magazine racks that hang neatly on a wall. They come in many style options to match your decor and other home accents:
• For a classy look choose a wooden magazine holder. It will fit in perfectly in a home office or den. A leather magazine holder is another great option for more refined spaces.
• A woven magazine basket, often made from willow or seagrass, matches well with a casual, rustic or seaside theme. Use it as a bathroom magazine rack or in cottage-style living rooms.
• Wire magazine racks are sturdy and great for office settings or a minimalist look. They work well in homes with modern or farmhouse decor.
The type of rack you choose will affect how you can arrange and display your magazines or paperwork. A magazine rack table provides storage under the table, in between the legs. This option gives you a surface to keep a lamp or set a drink.
Some hanging magazine racks have a slot for each magazine. Others allow you to pile them on top of each other, stand them side-by-side, or sort them into compartments. Think about how you want to access your reading material and papers. Make an effort to clean out your rack regularly. This will help you avoid a cluttered look.